InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 mission: To improve the quality of lives through excellence in the process of organ donation and transplantation. Van Frank earned her Master’s of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University and a Diploma of Nursing from Methodist School of Nursing
Santiago R. Vera, MD, FACS Medical Director Mid-South Transplant Foundation 8001 Centerview Parkway #302 Cordova, TN 38018 901-328-4438
svera@midsouth donor.org www.midsouth transplant.org Dr. Vera is the Medical Director for the Mid-South Transplant Foundation. He is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and recently retired as Assistant Chief of Surgery and General and Hepato-pancreatobiliary Surgeon at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Vera was a transplant surgeon at UT/ Methodist Transplant Institute in Memphis from 1982-2008. A graduate of the Central University of Venezuela Medical School, he completed his Surgery Residency and Transplantation fellowship at UTHSC.
Robert Vest Chief Operating Officer Baptist Medical Group 1717 W. Massey Road Memphis, TN 38120 901-227-7450
Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org Vest has been with Baptist since 2008. Vest started his career with Baptist as senior physician developer. He was named the executive director of acquisitions and business development in 2010 and was responsible for Baptist’s acquisition of physician practices and recruitment of Baptist Medical Group physicians. As BMG grew, Vest helped new BMG doctors and physician groups transition into a cohesive unit. Vest was promoted to BMG chief operating officer in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Baptist, Vest practiced law as both a transactional attorney and a litigator. Vest is the former president of the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Hospital-Owned Physician Practice Executives of Tennessee.
44 Memphis Medical News
W Ron Wachsman Vice President of Revenue Cycle Baptist Memorial Health Care 350 North Humphreys Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 901-227-7010
Ron.wachsman@ bmhcc.org Wachsman, BMHC’s vice president of revenue cycle since July 2018, has extensive experience and expertise in managing the capture, collection and generation of revenue for large health care systems. From 2017–2018, he was the senior vice president of revenue cycle for Prospect Medical Holdings East in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and from 2013–2016, he was the senior vice president of revenue cycle/chief revenue officer for Memorial Hermann Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in southeast Texas. Wachsman began his finance health care career with ProMedica Health System Inc. in Toledo, Ohio. During his time with ProMedica, Wachsman held a number of progressive reimbursement, managed care and revenue cycle positions, including the senior vice president of managed care, reimbursement and revenue cycle from 2005-2013. Wachsman earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
Rick Wagers Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Regional One Health 877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100
regionalonehealth.org Wagers joined Regional One Health in March 2010 and has guided the health system into financial stability by increasing revenue streams, including streamlining the revenue cycle and increasing revenue opportunity through service enhancements. His areas of responsibility include oversight of finance, materials management, security, engineering, facilities development, safety and the revenue cycle. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in healthcare finance. He is a member of the Health Financial Management Association and serves on the Tennessee Hospital Association Solutions Group. Wagers was the recipient of the 2012 CEO of the Year Award from the Memphis Business Journal and is a graduate of Leadership Memphis.
Erica Warren, MHA Chief Operating Officer LifeLinc Anesthesia 3340 Players Club Parkway, Suite 350 Memphis, TN 38125 901-844-1590
lifelinc.com Warren serves as Chief Operations Officer for LifeLinc Anesthesia, overseeing both the strategic direction and day-to-day business operations of the company. She is instrumental in maintaining consistent growth and stability at LifeLinc, primarily through the investment in a highly qualified group of providers and administrative staff. Warren champions LifeLinc’s staff effectiveness efforts by overseeing continuing education, industry-specific certifications and routine training for all specialists working with the company. Erica holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Memphis.
LaTonya B. Washington, MD President Bluff City Medical Society Hospitalist Medical Director Saint Francis Memphis 5959 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 Saintfrancishosp.com Bluffcitymedical society.org Dr. Washington is the President of the Bluff City Medical Society. Dr. Washington is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and currently serves as the hospitalist medical director at St. Francis Hospital Memphis and Physician Advisor at St. Francis Hospital Bartlett. She is a proud graduate of Tougaloo College where she received a bachelors in biology and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and obtained a Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.
Memphis Medical News InCharge 2019